Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron will be a game-time decision against the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final on Monday night, according to head coach Claude Julien on Monday morning.
Julien stated that Bergeron will participate in pre-game warmups and that the coach is confident the forward will be available to play in the game.
Coach: Patrice will dress for warm-up tonight and I'm feeling confident he will play ^CS— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) June 24, 2013
Bergeron sustained an unidentified injury that required him to leave Game 5 on Saturday night in order to visit the hospital for examinations. He was released on Sunday and was able to return to Boston with the team.
Bergeron did not participate in morning skate on Monday, which was expected. Carl Soderberg skated in Bergeron's spot with Brad Marchand and Jaromir Jagr. The pairing of David Krejci, Milan Lucic and Nathan Horton remained together, as did the combination of Chris Kelly, Daniel Paille and Tyler Seguin. Jay Pandolfo and Jordan Caron rotated on a line with Rich Peverley and Shawn Thornton.
Chicago leads the series, 3-2, and has a chance to win the Stanley Cup on Monday night.